"Willy Wonka" Fails To Break The Top 10 For Week Ending 8/26

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  1. Peter Kline

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    According to Videoscan (via DVDFile) the P&S version of "Willy Wonka" is nowhere to be seen on the Top 10 sales chart. Also note that that the Widescreen version of "Silence" beat the P&S version. Hooray for small victories!
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    I can't wait to see where Willy Wonka WS comes in [​IMG]
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  5. Peter Kline

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    You're correct on the release date but "Goonies" was also released at the same time as "Wonka".
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    Wrong. Goonies was a week before Wonka!
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    It's good to see that the OAR version of Silence Of The Lambs outsold the pan & scan version. It would have been better, though, if the p&s version was not even in the top 10.
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    Uh, Dave...
    Goonies - Street Date, 8/21/01
    Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory - Street Date, 8/28/01
    For some reason Pete is always running a week behind on the video scan numbers, here's the stats for September 2nd:
    http://www.videobusiness.com/dvdsell.asp
    As you'll noitce, Willy Wonka place 4th...
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    I'd like to see the reaction of un-informed "wide screeners", who purchased the MAR version only to find out that a widescreen version is out in November!
    I hope Warner Bro. has added the widescreen release date to their marketing!
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    I was at Wal-Mart the 1st week Wonka was released and the dvds only had 2 left with a bunch of VHS copies not even touched. The following week no dvd copies were left but still had a bunch of VHS tapes. I'm sure a whole lot of people bought it not knowing that it wasn't (ws) and that in Nov. a (ws) is on the way.
     
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    Unfortunately, most people that go to retailers don't care about widescreen, don't know a widescreen version is coming (or that this copy is pan & scan), or simply don't understand.
    What needs to happen here is everybody order the widescreen edition. Make it sell, because fact is, it doesn't stand a chance of outselling the pan & scan edition, which most will have bought by the time the ws edition is released. [​IMG]
     
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    I'd like to up the ante a bit.
    I plan on purchasing more than one copy, as many as four. At least one of the extras will be placed into storage, the others will be given away to my friends as gifts.
    I urge anyone who can afford an extra copy, to join me in this. If enough of us do it, it can not only send a message to the studios, but spread widescreen to the masses. After all, what J6P wouldn't take a free WS copy over a FF version? [​IMG]
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    I'm suspicious, that not having the widescreen even available for pre-order while the MARred one was on shelves, was intended to boost the MAR version sales. Then, they can use that as another highly unscientific rationale for their earlier claim that people prefer family films cut to pieces. Tilting the scales to save face for the marketing dept folk?
    Maybe I'm just frustrated. I sure wish I could get my pre-orders in.
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